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May 01, 2020 / 10:51 PM IST

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Total tally in Maharashtra tops 11,000; Over 7,600 cases in Mumbai alone

Highlights of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its socio-economic impact. Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 35,043.

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 185 countries and territories. Today is the 38th day of India’s nationwide lockdown, which has been extended till May 3. During his interaction with chief ministers on April 27, PM Modi reportedly hinted that restrictions may continue in hotspots.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 35,043. The death toll from the out

break in India is at  1,147. Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases.

Globally, there have been over 32.5 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 2.33 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK are the most-affected countries. Catch the latest updates here:
  • May 01, 2020 / 10:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | PM Modi: I welcome the announcements by the Chief of Defence Staff today. India has waged a strong fight against COVID-19 due to courageous frontline warriors who have cared and cured many. They are spectacular. India applauds them and their families.

    Our Armed Forces have always kept the nation safe. Even in times of disasters, they are out there helping people. Now, our Forces are, in a unique way, saying a big thank you to our frontline COVID-19 warriors for their endeavour towards making India COVID-19 free.

  • May 01, 2020 / 09:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE updates: 82 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan taking the total number of cases to 2666; 62 deaths due to the virus recorded in state till date.

  • May 01, 2020 / 09:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE updates: Total number of cases soar to 7,625.

  • May 01, 2020 / 08:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE updates: 1008 new COVID-19  positive cases reported in Maharashtra today, taking the total number of cases to 11,506.

  • May 01, 2020 / 08:29 PM IST
  • May 01, 2020 / 08:23 PM IST

    Lockdown Extension LIVE updates | MHA: Sale of liquor, paan, tobacco to be allowed after ensuring minimum six-feet social distancing; not over 5 persons at one time at shop.

    Consumption of liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco etc. is not allowed in public places during lockdown.

  • May 01, 2020 / 07:45 PM IST

    Lockdown Extension LIVE updates | MHA: Aarogya Setu app must for people living in COVID-19 containment zones

  • May 01, 2020 / 07:29 PM IST

    Lockdown Extension LIVE updates | Activities allowed in Red Zones:

    Industrial and construction activities in rural areas

    # MNREGA works, food processing and brick kilns

    # All agriculture activity permitted

    # Animal husbandry fully permitted

    # All health services to be fully functional

  • May 01, 2020 / 07:27 PM IST

    Lockdown Extension LIVE updates: Activities prohibited in Red Zones

    # Plying of cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws; running of taxis and cab aggregators; intra-district and inter-district plying of buses; and, barber shops, spas and salons.

    #E-Commerce activities, in the Red Zones, are permitted only in respect of essential goods

    #Private offices can operate with up to 33% strength as per requirement, with the remaining persons working from home

  • May 01, 2020 / 07:23 PM IST

    Lockdown Extension LIVE updates: Public transport allowed in Green Zones, not in red or orange. In Green Zones, buses can operate with up to 50% seating capacity and bus depots can operate with up to 50% capacity.

  • May 01, 2020 / 07:22 PM IST

    Lockdown Extension LIVE updates: Activities that remain prohibited 

    Travel by air, rail, metro and inter-State movement by road;

    running of schools, colleges, and other educational and training/ coaching institutions;

    hospitality services, including hotels and restaurants;

    places of large public gatherings, such as cinema halls, malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes etc; 

    social, political, cultural and other kinds of gatherings; and, religious places/ places of worship for public

  • May 01, 2020 / 06:30 PM IST

    Lockdown Extension LIVE updates: The Green Zones will be districts with either zero confirmed cases till date; or, no confirmed case in the last 21 days.  The classification of districts as Red Zones will take into account the total number of active cases, doubling rate of confirmed cases, extent of testing and surveillance feedback from the districts. Those districts, which are neither defined as Red nor Green, shall be classified as Orange zones.

    The classification of districts into Red, Green and Orange Zones will be shared by MoHFW with the States and Union Territories (UTs) on a weekly basis, or earlier, as required.

    While States and UTs can include additional districts as Red and Orange Zones, they may not lower the classification of a district included by MoHFW in the list of Red or Orange Zones.